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Employers To Benefit From Sheffield City Region Skills Bank

Updated: 15/03/2017

A series of professional courses has just been launched by The Sheffield College as part of a regional scheme to support business growth.

Employers To Benefit From Sheffield City Region Skills Bank

Employers are being urged to benefit from Sheffield City Region Skills Bank courses.

The College has been chosen as an approved training provider with Sheffield City Region Skills Bank. Now it has announced its range of courses for the scheme, and employers are being urged to sign up.

Businesses are eligible for up to 70% off the cost of training their staff to either gain new skills or refresh existing ones. Bespoke courses can also be designed and delivered by the College’s employer engagement team to meet the specific training needs of individual businesses.

Andrew Hartley, Business Development Director, The Sheffield College, said: “We are delighted to have been selected as an approved provider for the Skills Bank which will support investment in skills and expertise, and business growth. We also have the capacity to work with businesses to identify their skills development needs and deliver bespoke training.”

Courses available include accountancy and finance, business administration, customer service, health and safety, human resources, law, leadership and management, marketing, social media, project management and public relations. Click here for more information. 

The scheme has received £17 million funding from the European Social Fund and Sheffield City Region Growth Funding. 

Nigel Brewster, Vice Chair of the Sheffield City Region’s (SCR) private sector Local Enterprise Partnership, said: “The SCR is leading the way nationally on designing local solutions to skills issues – in October 2016 we became the first LEP area to secure a commitment to full devolution of the Adult Education Budget."

He added: “SCR has nationally significant vocational education assets, including the AMRC Training Centre. It will also be the host for the National College for High Speed Rail. Altogether we are working very hard to support skills for business in this region.”

The College is the largest provider of work-based courses in Sheffield and the surrounding area, and has a £321 million economic impact on the city annually. For more information on professional courses, call 0114 2602619 or email Kathryn.Atkin@sheffcol.ac.uk.